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The why behind Tony Scott’s suicide will likely never come, but earlier today, the public did get a few of the smaller details related to the tragedy from the coroner’s office. The toxicology reports are finally in, and they reportedly show evidence of two prescription drugs in the beloved director’s system.
According to TMZ, at the time of Scott’s death, his body contained normal prescription levels of the anti-depressant Mirtazapine, as well as the sleeping aid Lunesta. Given the dosage levels, it’s unlikely either was a major factor in what happened, but each may have made some minor alterations to his mental state.
In addition, the Los Angeles coroner also announced Scott wasn’t suffering from any major medical illnesses. Days after his death, speculation ran wild that the director jumped because he was suffering from brain cancer. Not long after, his wife denied that was the case, and now, her viewpoint has been backed up by the evidence.
Regardless of why Scott jumped, his absence leaves his children without a father, his wife without a husband and Hollywood with one less competent director. Pop Blend’s sincerest thoughts go out to all those affected by his death. By all accounts, he was a wonderful, competent guy with plenty of enthusiasm. Here’s to hoping all of the great stories he told will survive for centuries.